Defensive options for Fergie

05 April 2011 08:00
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is pondering whether to hand Rio Ferdinand his first start since February 1 as Manchester United's defensive problems start to ease ahead of their Champions League quarter-final first leg with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Ferdinand has been in full training for a week after his calf strain but Chris Smalling's excellent form leaves Ferguson with a major dilemma. Rafael is also available after a hamstring strain while Jonny Evans returns from his three-match domestic suspension.

Source: PA